Durable FSC Massaranduba wood

Massaranduba

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Durability
Durable till very durable
Strength class
D60
Applications

Massaranduba is a very strong species and used for a wide spread of applications, like hydraulic constructions, bridges, jetties, sheet piling, stables, boardwalks, piles and garden timber.

Mass volume
Fresh cut 1050-1350 kg/m3, at 12% moisture content 900-1100 kg/m3
Colour
Massaranduba wood is known for it's dark red colour.
Details
The heartwood is flesh-colored to reddish brown. It darkens slightly after exposure to red or purple brown. The 3-5 cm wide whitish sapwood is easy to distinguish.
Grain
The grain is straight (sometimes curved or interlocked)
Texture
The texture is fine.
Drying
Drying goes slowly with a tendency to checking and bending. During air drying, the timber needs to be protected from the weather to avoid checking.
Hardness
14200 N Janka
Machining
Machining goes well with Massaranduba. It gives a smooth result, despite the high density.With gluing are limited experiences but is reported to be good.
Screwing/nailing
Pre-drilling is recommended.
Finishing surface
Good
Botanical name
Manilkara bidentata
Other names
Maçaranduba, maparajuba (Brazil), balata rouge, balata franc, bois boulet (French Guyana), bulletwood, beefwood (Guyana), bolletrie, balata, paardevleeshout (Surinam).
Remarks
The large trunk has a straight and cylindric shape, with a diameter up to 180 cm, but mostly thinner. It contains "balata" which in some countries is used as an alternative for rubber.
Family
Sapotaceae

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